Jason Momoa Reportedly Starring in a Live-Action Minecraft Movie
Aquaman star Jason Momoa is in talks with Warner Bros. for a leading role in the live-action adaptation of popular video game, Minecraft.
The studio had announced the project almost three years ago with Minecraft developers Mojang, and following multiple delays, it seemed like the movie was stuck in limbo. However, things have changed recently, and it looks like the project is moving ahead with Jason Momoa.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the live-action movie will be directed by Jared Hess of Napoleon Dynamite fame, with the movie’s script penned by Hubbel Palmer and Chris Bowman, who worked with Hess in the Masterminds movie.
The movie will produced by Mary Parent and Roy Lee following their work on another Warner Bros. project in Dune. Other than that, Jill Messick, who worked on the project from the start will receive posthumous credit on the movie, following her death in 2018. Mojang will also have a key input in the movie’s production with Lydia Winters and Vu Bui also joining the crew. The movie will also have executive producers in Jon Berg, Cale Boyter and Jon Spaihts.
Minecraft has had a long history when it came to its movie adaptation. The film had been stuck in developmental hell for quite a while during the 2010s. However, fans were excited when the project was announced by Mojang in 2019, with a release date of March 4, 2022.
However, things took a turn for the worse, as the project never kicked into production, and following the COVID-19 pandemic, the movie’s release slot was given to Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which recently grossed over $750 million at the box office.
With the Minecraft movie finally getting a star, it will be interesting to see when its production will begin, as fans wish to see some progress about it soon.